Although it may seem complicated, making a stained glass quilt isn’t that difficult. With good instructions, even a beginner can do one. In fact, there is more than one way to make these quilts. You can either use the piecing or the applique method.
While the former isn’t as popular, it is easy and effective. However, piecing only works with straight-edged quilt shapes.
On the other hand, applique is great for any type of quilt. Ultimately, it is up to you to choose which method is best for you. As for stained glass quilt patterns, there are hundreds of them to choose from. In fact, here are my 9 top picks:
Measuring 64” by 73”, this pattern from Ludlow Patches is a thing of beauty. Although it is only big enough to fit a double bed, it comes with insightful instructions on how to expand it to fit a Queen size bed. More importantly, Ludlow Patches includes instructions on how to create this design from scratch.
What’s more? You get a quilt kit as well. Whether you are a newbie or professional, this pattern is a great addition to your collection.
If you’re looking for something soft and artsy, this pattern from Quilting Fabrications is just what you need. It is extremely easy to make and can be created from fat quarters or half yards. Moreover, it is available in two sizes; a 53-inch square and a 70-inch square. No matter which size you opt for, the result is utterly stunning.
I won’t lie, the first time I saw this quilt pattern I thought of a cathedral window. There is something about its non-traditional color contrast that makes it quite a stunner. Created by Becky’s Quilt Designs, this lap quilt measures 41” by 59”. More importantly, it comes with instructions, pictures, a layout, and a fabric chart.
If you are looking to create something edgy, you should think of getting this cute pattern from Lucy’s Quilts. Coupled with some leftover jeans, you can create quite a masterpiece from this pattern. Available in two sizes; 52” by 56” and 60” by 80”, it is versatile enough to make a suitable quilt for you.
Property of Quilt Patterns, this cross pattern is the perfect choice for anyone looking to integrate a little bit of their faith into their decor. Unsurprisingly, its creator was inspired by the crosses in Italian churches. While it is only suitable for those with experience in foundation piecing, it does come with the assembly sequence, material requirements, and foundation papers.
Measuring 62” by 73” this original quilt pattern is created from six geometric blocks. Moreover, the whole thing is pieced and includes different shades of fabric for an elegant color contrast. I also like that it comes with full-color illustrations and a rotary cutting chart. Ultimately, the guys over at Quilt Patterns really do try to give you a bang for your buck.
If there is one thing I love about this ABCswMerrie pattern is that it can serve many purposes. Not only can it be made into a quilt, but it can also be used on stained glass. All things considered, this is a great deal. And the final product is a wonder to look at, especially if you love horses as much as I do.
Is there something really warm about pandas or is it just me? Anyway, I totally love these animals and any pattern that includes their likeness in its design. One such pattern is the Panda Reflections from Gail Thomas. This quilt pattern seems to exude a calmness that I just can’t explain. What’s more? It comes with full instructions.
Created by Moonlighting for Fun, this is yet another elegant stained glass quilt pattern. All you need is some fabric glue and fusible bias tape and you can turn it into a beautiful quilt for your home. Although you do need some experience to pull this off, you don’t necessarily need to be an expert
So there you have it; these are the 9 most elegant stained glass quilt patterns I have encountered so far. And if you loved those, you’re bound to love my roundup of rainbow quilt patterns.